Cookies

About cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to the cookie store of the browser on your device so that the website can remember who you are.

Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your experience by enabling that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie').

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who provide content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').

What's in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your device by a website, and only that website will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will typically contain the name of the site from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.

How does Glasgow Science Centre use cookies?

Cookies enable us to remember your device, or you when you have logged in. When you visit our website we send you cookies which may be used in the following ways:

  • To remember that you have logged in or that you have added items to your shopping basket, and to personalise the pages that you view based on this information.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Two types of cookies may be used on this website: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are retained by your browser until you close it, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie store of your browser between successive visits to the site.

We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we share the information with third parties, except where required by law as per our Privacy Policy.

Details of the exact cookies our website uses are available in the table below.

Cookie Purpose More Information
__utma A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to our website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

 

Lifespan: Persistent

__utmb A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.

 

Lifespan: 30 minutes

__utmc A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.

 

Lifespan: At end of session

__utmz A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Tracks where a visitor came from, for example which search engine, search keyword or link they used.

 

Lifespan: 6 months

show_bar Determines whether the cookie information bar at the top of the site is shown. Lifespan: 10,000 days
mysession A cookie used to enable customised options for a logged in user. Lifespan: One hour

How can I control cookies?

If you don't want to receive cookies, you can change your web browser's settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

You can choose whether to accept cookies that are set by Glasgow Science Centre through your browser's cookie settings. Most of our site will work without cookies, but you will lose some of the interactive features and functionality of our site if you choose to disable cookies, notably those related to logging in and purchasing tickets.

 

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